PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A 24-year-old Providence man has become the city's first homicide victim of 2014 after he was fatally shot while sitting in the passenger seat of a car.
Police identified the victim as Nelson Sanchez. He died Friday night as the driver of the vehicle in which he was riding was to drop Sanchez off at the Providence Public Safety Complex.
Sanchez was taken to Rhode Island Hospital, where police said he died shortly after 9 p.m.
Maj. David Lapatin said a car pulled alongside the vehicle and opened fire. Police are investigating any connection between the shooting and another earlier Friday that injured a teen.